Amazing Medical Discovery: Transfusions of Young Blood Appear to Rejuvenate the ElderlySubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 11:33
Amazing Medical Discovery: Transfusions of Young Blood Appear to Rejuvenate the Elderly
Looks like vampire movies are on to something. So far, it's just mice.
AlterNet / By Laura Gottesdiener
October 18, 2012
Human history-altering newsflash: Scientists have demonstrated that injections of youthful blood carry semi-magical, rejuvenating qualities--at least for gray-whiskered mice. The researchers believe that the same might hold true for humans, suggesting that diseases like Alzheimer’s and indeed aging itself might be prevented through the transfusion of the youth’s vigorous lifeblood.
To clarify: No, this revelation is not the premise of the next blowout romance-vampire movie trilogy. It is a real scientific discovery made in Stanford University’s laboratories and presented earlier this week at the Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans.